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2010-06-30 01:27 pm

I never learn

Hullo, hullo. It's been almost a month without an update; that really wasn't my intention. But you see, five days ago, I came home from my three-week long trip to Boston, U.S.A. Which was my first major journey abroad, so I've only now recovered from my jet-lag. I know I have tons of things to catch up on.

So of course I sign up for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo. ::facepalm:: SELF, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?

H/C Bingo Card )

This is going to be so much fun. ♥
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2010-06-02 09:04 pm

Essay: A Guide To Mermaid Porn

 
[Rated R: for nudity and explicit discussion of sex and sexuality]


Merfolk
And Their Reproductive System
An Illustrated Guide To (Almost) Plausible Mermaid Porn


Oh, come on, don’t tell me you aren’t at least curious.

Everyone knows about the Mermaid Problem, right? A normal, sane and boring person would probably say that it doesn’t matter, because a mermaid is part fish, and who wants to have sex with that anyway? But if there’s one thing fandom has taught me, it’s that nothing can or should come in the way of porn. Therefore, I hereby present you a possible solution to this so-called problem.

Note/Disclaimer:

For my research, I have used this and this as reference for outer appearances; for anatomical reference, I used my skills at Google-Fu, Wikipedia and a plethora of books on aquarium fishes. I should probably mention that all I know about biology is what I learnt from watching Animal Planet when I was younger, but I think it’s plausible. Otherwise, I play the “Mermaids are fantasy creatures!” card to get out of jail.
(If you have a better/more plausible/more interesting idea about mermaids and how they reproduce, I’d love to hear about it!)


( "Click for mermaids and porn." )
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2010-05-29 11:37 am

Personally, I always thought he kept a Norwich Terrier, not a Bull Terrier

I seem to be developing something of a fangirl-crush on Victor Trevor. I blame [livejournal.com profile] ladylovelace.

All right, so it might have been I who suggested we should RP a pre-slashy farce about Holmes thinking romantic friendships are common friendships, because Victor told him so, and Watson flips out a bit. Only, then things got melodramatic and we decided to bring Trevor back from Terai America and after enough overacting and drama to make a Victorian roll her eyes, we ended up with all three of them living in a polyamorous relationship, where Trevor and Watson have sex while Holmes doesn’t, because Holmes is emotionally still a teenager.

… I don’t even like OT3s.

What I do like is Oxbridge romances, though. Ah, Charles Ryder/Sebastian Flyte, Maurice Hall/Clive Durham… ♥ I blame the atmosphere of those universities; it’s so terribly romantic. Yes, indeed, that is the reason why I ship Holmes/Trevor so much. That and the fact that Trevor owns a dog, because everything is automatically better with dogs.

(For those of you who are familiar with the radioverse: have you listened to A Study in Scarlet yet? Because according to this ‘verse, the reason Watson gave his bull-pup away (to Stamford, actually) was due to the fact that the pup wouldn’t stop attacking Holmes’ ankles. Sound familiar? ♥)
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2010-05-19 12:09 pm

Film Review(ish): "Watchmen"

So, I have now watched Watchmen and am, as per usual, years late to the party.

My verdict: Meh.

Do I really need a spoiler-cut? I’ll play it safe. )

So, in short: meh. I like my superhero movies cracky and shiny, kthxbye.
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2010-05-14 12:20 pm

Fic: "trapped in the eyes of a stranger"

Title: trapped in the eyes of a stranger
Pairings: Watson/"Holmes" (Watson/OMC)
Rating: PG-13
Genre: AU; Angst, Romance
Word Count: 6 751
Summary: "You're back," Watson says and slowly opens his eyes. A beatific smile graces his lips. "It's you, and you've come back to me."

Disclaimer: This is a transformative work of fiction based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original works.
(The quotes found in this story are from "The Crooked Man", "The Naval Treaty" and "The Final Problem".)


Notes: This fic was inspired by Cress' Understudy — which I warmly recommend — but with my own, darker, twist to it. A What-if story exploring the theory that the post-Reichenbach Holmes was, in fact, an impostor.
This fic is an unholy mash-up of different 'verses, but the characters' appearances are based on the 2009 movie.
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2010-05-12 12:41 pm

More Mermaids


A Mermaid by John William Waterhouse (1901)

Would you look at that? Just... Wow.
I’m not a big fan of classical “real” art – mostly because it seems to me, in my humble opinion, far too pretentious for little me – but I do love the pre-Raphaelites, and especially John William Waterhouse. I mean, just look at this painting. He’s beyond brilliant.

I have a humongous wall picture of this in my room, that’s how much I love this painting. I think it’s because of its softness and air of innocence; the mermaid looks so young and guileless, almost non-sexual for all her sensuality. And then there is the design on the fin. It’s gorgeous. The smooth transition from skin to scales, how it follows the shapes of her body, covering her hips while showing the convex curve of her belly and the heart-shape of the small of her back. That, ladies and gentlemen, is both arousing and alluring, without becoming vulgar for even a moment.

I am so stealing that for my own merfolk design. ♥


Also, just almost off-topic: I know the original voice casting is always the one you should prefer, but I’ve found that I like the Swedish dub version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” a lot more than the English American one. I think it’s because the Swedish voice actress has such a commanding presence, and an amazing voice.

I still adhere to my opinion that Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a story about a MTF transsexual.
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2010-05-05 11:44 pm

Fandom, I love you

I love the Sherlock Holmes kink memes.* They make the fact that I'm writing a Mermaid AU seem almost commonplace. ♥


* [livejournal.com profile] sherlockkink & [livejournal.com profile] shkinkmeme
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2010-05-02 12:02 pm
Entry tags:

Meme time!

Because [livejournal.com profile] blacktablet asked me to fill it. ♥

Six Names You Go By: )
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2010-04-28 08:57 pm

WELCOME BACK, HON, BUT PLEASE LOSE THE BOOZE KTHX

Three posts in one day – I’m so sorry! D: I’ll shut up for several days now, I promise.

TOOOONY ♥

Cut for Iron Man 2 spoilers, squeeing and capslock. )

I probably shouldn’t write LJ entries rapidly without proofreading first, but I AM EXCITED.
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2010-04-28 04:56 pm

Oh, look, something shiny!

There is apparently this thing called Archive of Our Own, which looks really cool. However, what is the difference between AOO and, say, FanFiction.Net, apart from the lack of hysterical fanthings?

Being morbidly curious is not a hobby – it's a way of living. or however that quote goes
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2010-04-28 10:35 am

Iron Man + nail varnish = OTP

It’s actually kind of fascinating how closely connected the memory is to the senses of smell and taste. For example, the smell of dried nail varnish reminds me of Marvel Comics and Iron Man in particular, because the time when I was the most obsessed by them coincided with when I started to paint my nails on a regular basis. The taste of Pepsi reminds me of Sherlock Holmes, since I started to buy it just before I went to the cinema, because I wanted something ~special~ to drink then. Cardamom reminds me of manga, because I was nuts about cardamom buns when I was twelve. And then there’s the soap in the bathroom downstairs, which drives me insane because it reminds me of something that I can’t put my finger on.

Why, yes, I am currently sleep-deprived. How are you all doing?

Ohmygod, I’m going to see Iron Man 2 this evening, Icanbarelycontainmyexcitement, I’ll even wear my cutest skirt!
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2010-04-26 03:38 pm

*What* did I just write?

I have just written the closest I've ever come to a sex scene, I believe, though it's not much more than a summation hidden beneath layers and layers of purple prose. Oh, the purple prose. I can't believe I wrote this sentence:

When they later lie in the essence of their shared love, rising again from their mutual deaths, /.../

Excuse me if I go and feel thoroughly ashamed of myself for a while.
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2010-04-25 02:49 pm

The Adventure of the Lovers' Quarrel

You all remember that I love Clive Merrison and Michael Williams' takes on Holmes and Watson, right? Well, if you haven't realised why yet, allow me to show you.

For example, take their version of SCAN. As everyone knows, SCAN stars the famous ~Irene Adler~ and several Holmsians consider her the love of Holmes' life. One would expect that story would be crammed with het and gush, right? Ix nay, madame.
I mean, just look at the bloody start of the adaptation!

Watson: [voice-over] To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt anything akin to love for her. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his precise, analytical mind.

Holmes: [disgusted] Ugh, love. Love is an emotional thing, and whatever is emotional is opposed to true, cold reason.

Watson: [upset] Which you place above everything else!

Holmes: Of course! I should never marry myself—

Watson: [shouting] Hah! I would like to see the woman that would take you on!

Holmes: —lest I’d bias my judgement.

Watson: I trust that my judgement may survive the ordeal!

Holmes: Pshaw!

Oh, I cannot make this scene justice by mere words alone. Here, have a YouTubeesque sound-clip:


This is then followed by a terribly awkward visit, where it takes a good while for them to relax in each other's company. Which leads to the infamous quote, "I am lost without my Boswell."

Do you see why I love them so much now? ♥
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2010-04-24 05:13 pm

Oh Yeah!

GUESS WHO HAS TICKETS TO IRON MAN 2 THIS WEDNESDAY? ♥
After lots of hustle and bustle, I finally have them in my hand!
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2010-04-18 08:21 pm

It's written in the stars~

Clearly I am bored, because I usually don't give astrology any thought at all.

But perhaps if I applied it to Holmes and Watson? )
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2010-04-16 05:21 pm

"Gorgeous" doesn't even begin to cover it

I just read an amazing story. Really, I'm feeling emotionally drained right now.

How To Keep Bees [by [livejournal.com profile] blacktablet]
Robert/Jude, Holmes/Watson | ~10,500 words | hard R | minor character death, swearing, angst, run-on sentences of run-on-ness | complete |

Robert goes through a terrible tragedy, Jude is there for him, and Holmes thinks Watson has quite lost his mind.

Listen, honestly, don't let the RPF thing scare you away. I don't read RPF, but I loved this fic. It's massively AU, if that helps in any way.

(I expect to hear from you soon, [livejournal.com profile] ladylovelace, via either e-mail or comment, where you'll tell me what you thought of this fic.)
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2010-04-15 03:59 pm

Attention, please!

Sorry for spamming your f-lists!

The fangirl formerly known as
anna_bm
is now known as
[livejournal.com profile] beeinmybonnet
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2010-04-15 12:19 pm

Proud member of the bitch & moan club

Okay, my life has pretty much gone to pot at the moment. School is still a trainwreck, I’m still eighteen years old (ANGST) and mum decided it’s time to renovate the house, so my home is full of strange men and will remain so for five weeks.

Also, my medicine isn’t working, so we’re going to change back to my old one.

Appropriate icon is appropriate.

(On a completely different note, I seem to have a worrying tendency to associate trashy pop songs with my angst slash OTPs. Hm. If I could say what I want to say / I'd say I want to blow you — away / Be with you every night / Am I squeezing you too tight?~ ♪)
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2010-04-12 07:20 pm

What do you think?

I'm considering changing my username into something less obvious than my real name. Is this a good idea, or a disastrous one?
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2010-04-10 03:12 pm

I know her name is a cake ingredient, but...

Okay, so I survived my birthday. Yay. Now all I have to do is not having an anxiety attack over the fact that I’m considered an adult by the law of Sweden. Easier said that done. ::cowers::

But it wasn’t all bad. I mean, I got my own laptop (!!!) which I honestly didn’t expect. And I have a paid account. And my brother got Final Fantasy XIII as a non-birthday gift, so I’ve been watching him play it. For the first time in my life, I find myself checking out the girls rather than the boys in a FF game. But seriously, femme-slash and het ahoy!

I might also have a girl-crush on Vanille. I blame it on her red hair and Aussie accent.